Found Footage 3D (2D VERSION)
Directed by Steven DeGennaro
When he's hired to document the behind-the-scenes action of the "the first 3D found-footage horror film," an aspiring filmmaker packs up his camera and travels with the film's crew to a creepy cabin in the woods. But when the fictional evil presence from their film begins appearing in his behind-the-scenes footage, he has to figure out how to stop it, or it just may find its way into the real world. Like Scream did for slashers, FF3D takes a found-footage horror movie and populates it with people who are aware of all of the rules, tricks, and clichés of the genre. A SHUDDER EXCLUSIVE. Contains strong language, sexual scenes, violence and gore.
Six filmmakers set out to make "the first 3D found-footage horror movie", but find themselves IN a found-footage horror movie when the evil entity from their film escapes.
Cast: Carter Roy, Alena von Stroheim, Chris O'Brien, Tom Saporito, Scott Allen Perry, Jessica Perrin
Well to start i went into this blind just a random flick me and my wife decided to sit down and watch. Both of us having a diffrent feeling towards the movie. I enjoyed the build up to the second half and even going into the third act it still felt that the 'Creature' (Smoke thing) was a somewhat cool concept. Though my wife felt the build up fell short and slept through the thrid act. Without spoiling the ending (Your not missing much) the ending felt rushed and the whole sequence left me a big jaw opened. Overall what the film does right is the build up and the slight ques within the film and the deconstruction of the genre of found footage. Would i recomend the film nah but if your feeling the itch for something diffrent and theres nothing else on the shelf go for it.
Movie is DEFINITELY not for everybody, but if it is for you give it a look.
To start, HOW THE HELL DID THIS HAVE A PERFECT SCORE ON ROTTEN TOMATOES? This movie is really slow until the last forty or so minutes. The acting was also really bad and the gore looks like an episode of Kitchen Nightmare, as in some kid spilled red food coloring everywhere. The meta-humor also fell flat a bunch of the time, especially the jokes where the characters were just stroking their egos. I know this film is in the same vein as Scream, but it's no Scream. This is a horror film that's better off as a comedy than a horror, but the comedy is so bad that it's funny. Overall this film is really only fun to watch with friends while drunk.
As other reviews have pointed out, it’s your typical found footage flick. The actors are alright and some of the meta humor is funny. I like slow movies, but as is typical for the genre, very little of importance happens in the first hour and the character work that was there didn’t endear me to any of the main characters. I did appreciate that they came up with a reason to keep the cameras rolling for the climax, but it wasn’t worth the bad CGI smoke ghost from LOST. Some fun kills at the end don’t quite make up for the lack of originality and scares throughout.
Mmmm it didn't really get interesting until the end, and even then it was only 'kind of'. I haven't been afraid of Dementors since Prisoner of Azkaban was released in 2004. Honestly, the shovel stole the show.